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Monthly Archives: September 2022

World Coalition Against Death Penalty Expresses Solidarity With Protesting Death Row Families and Calls for Concrete International Action

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) –  The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP) today expressed solidarity with protests by death row families, and called on the United Nations and its Member States, to take concrete measures to prevent further executions, including a public outcry about the repression faced by the families of people sentenced to death. The statement published today, 15 September …

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Arrest by hijab police leaves woman comatose

Al-Monitor – Iranians are enraged over the mandatory hijab rules as police deny torture allegations by the victim’s brother. An Iranian woman identified as Mahsa (Zhina) Amini remains in critical condition after being arrested by the “Guidance Patrol,” a special police squad in charge of public implementation of Iran’s hijab regulations. The 22-year-old from the Kurdish city of Saghez was …

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Iran nuclear talks in ‘stalemate’: Borrell

Al-Arabia – Negotiations to bring Iran and the US back into the nuclear deal curbing Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for lifting sanctions are in “stalemate”, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told AFP on Wednesday. “I am afraid that with the political situation in the US, and so many directions without being conclusive, now we are going to stay …

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Data Shows Iranian Oil Exports Rise For Third Month In August

RFL/RE – Oil-tanker tracking companies estimate Iran’s oil exports increased for a third consecutive month in August. Data company Kepler, which provides tanker tracking services, told RFERL’s Radio Farda on September 14 that Iran’s unsold oil reserves at on-land facilities decreased by 6 million barrels to 50 million barrels, while Iran’s oil reserves on water also decreased to 93 million …

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Central Bank Unveils RamzRial, an ‘Iranian National Cryptocurrency’

Iranwire – The governor of the Central Bank of Iran has announced the launch of a supposed Iranian “national cryptocurrency” named “RamzRial”. In a statement on Thursday, Ali Saleh Abadi said: “We previously announced RamzRial would go live by the end of September. In fact, the project started on a trial basis a few days ago. “A limited number of …

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Jailed Writer Sepideh Gholian Taken to Hospital

Iranwire – Jailed civil rights activist Sepideh Gholian has been transferred to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital after becoming ill on hunger strike. The 27-year-old writer has been nil by mouth since last Friday to protest her being held in a prison far away from her family, a tactic routinely deployed by the judiciary to put more pressure on prisoners of conscience. …

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Iranwire Exclusive: Sareh, an LGBT+ Blogger on Death Row in Iran, in Her Own Words

Iranwire – Earlier this month, Zahra Sedighi-Hamedani, a 31-year-old blogger known online as Sareh, and Elham Chubdar, 24, both members of the LGBT+ community, were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia, the capital of West Azerbaijan. It was reported at the time that they stood accused of “promoting homosexuality” and “promoting Christianity” as well as “communicating with the hostile …

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Narges Mohammadi Refuses to Attend Court Over Latest Charges

Iranwire – Jailed human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has refused to appear before the Revolutionary Court to answer fresh charges levelled against her while she was in prison. امروز صبح مسئولان زندان اوین به خانم #نرگس_محمدی اعلام می‌کنند که براساس احضاریه صادره از شعبه ۲۶ دادگاه انقلاب بایستی ایشان را به دادگاه اعزام کنند.لیکن ایشان با توجه به عدم رعایت …

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Remains of Metropol Tower Collapse During Site Clearing

Iranwire – Local sources report that still-standing parts of the Metropol building collapsed today during a planned demolition, with fears that one or more onsite workers could be trapped. Work to clear the site is still ongoing months after the 10-storey Tower 2 of the unfinished commercial complex in Abadan, Khuzestan came crashing down on May 23 due to non-observance of building …

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